The skies are still gray but the rain has stopped. Grateful for color!
Thank-you, Nancy, for the photo a week challenge!
A beautiful morning for a walk and for watching this great blue heron! After startling him (her?) into flight when I got near the pond, I paused awhile to watch.
When I wasn’t quite paying attention, he flew back to the south side of the pond to do a little fishing.
Crossing the pond again and this time I was ready!
After capturing a picture of the heron flying I continued my walk down the bike path.
On the way back I found him playing with his food … dropped the fish on the bank (behind where he’s pictured), picked it up, carried to the pond, rinsed it off, and finally swallowed it whole. I wouldn’t have guessed there fish that big in the pond!
Rather than repeat what others have written, click on the following links to read about this majestic bird:
It just makes me smile to see rows and rows of corn in the field. Looking one direction, the rows are clear. Move around the field 90 degrees and the rows disappear. This photo is proof that at least a few farmers in Iowa have been able to plant this spring – before or between rain storms.
The honeysuckle blossoms were the brightest things on my walk Thursday morning. Only when I stopped to take Another LQQK did I realize they grow in a row on a branch.
Saw a post for an “All Lined Up” photo challenge, I couldn’t resist joining the fun with pictures that had yet to make it into a blog post!
No lightening, no thunder, no dark clouds this morning. So I went for a walk down the neighborhood bike trail, pausing to take pictures of late spring leaves. I’m always a bit surprised by the colors and continue to be amazed at how new leaves unfold.
It was growing where it didn’t belong. More accurately, it was growing where it wasn’t wanted and would never thrive in that narrow span of rocks between two driveways.
The ground was soft following the rain, so I pulled it. And was surprised to get the full root system with the casing of the seed still attached. No more than six inches long from the leaf tip to root end, it reminds me of the tenacity of life.
A few more leaf pictures from Thursday’s morning walk.
Such strange flowers / seeds hanging below the leaves.
Leaves and sky and water.